When it comes to France, one cannot help but think of high fashion, fine art, delectable pastries, beautiful châteaux. France is the epitome of luxury. A destination wedding in France would be the perfect way to celebrate your love. It is the perfect start of your new life together in an elegant, meaningful way. Here is some Advice from a Destination Wedding Planner in France. These tips will help make your wedding day as special as possible!

Choosing a Venue with your Wedding Planner in France

First things first: location. The French countryside has some of the most beautiful venues in the world. The morning light descending on rolling green hills. Perfectly manicured gardens filled with blooming garden roses. Fine art adorning the walls of a château. The solitude of the countryside during an intimate ceremony make France the chicest location for a destination wedding. Châteaux, surrounded by exquisite French gardens, create the perfect intimate atmosphere for both a ceremony and reception. You need to choose the venue that is right for you. Whether it is an exterior with classic French blue accents or an interior filled with original artwork. Or maybe even luxe French gardens! Choosing which location best suits your style is a significant part of your French destination wedding. Your Wedding Planner in France will be there to help you with this critical decision.

Vendors for Your French Destination Wedding Chosen by your Wedding Planner in France

Selecting vendors for your destination wedding in France can seem daunting. Miscommunication can occur because of language barriers and differences in expectations. This is why hiring a wedding planner who knows the ins and outs of destination weddings is essential. Experienced wedding planners understand the cultural differences between Americans and Europeans. They will ensure there is no miscommunication when it comes to one of the most meaningful days of your life. In addition to avoiding miscommunication, we know how to make your destination wedding feel authentic.

Destination wedding planners know the local cuisine and can ensure that the food served at your wedding is perfect. For example, macarons are a classic French pastry atypical of an American wedding. These and can give your wedding an added French touch. When it comes to building connections in the industry, we work to develop relationships with vendors around the world. As needs arise, we can make sure you are taken care of. Whether it is the venue, caterer, or florist, your wedding planner will help you select which vendors are ideal for your destination wedding in France.

Financing a Destination Wedding with the guidance of your Wedding Planner in France

Many people assume that a destination wedding is not for them because of the imminent costs associated with foreign travel. However, this does not have to be the case! Destination weddings entail a special kind of intimacy and exclusivity when it comes to guests. Those in attendance are usually limited to immediate family members and spouses, some extended family members, and your closest friends. Because of the limited number of guests, the cost of guest services is typically much lower. Another essential element of any wedding is the flowers. Luxury wedding flowers such as garden roses, peonies, and dahlias are much less expensive in France! This means more flowers for a fraction of the cost! These are just a couple examples of how a destination wedding is not as unattainable as it might seem. You can absolutely have your dream wedding in France!

It’s All in the Details

The most important part of any wedding is making sure it is personal to the bride and groom. Maybe this is the reason you chose to have a destination wedding in France! The little details make all the difference in your wedding. All too often, we see brides opting for something “trendy” rather than personal. This can take away from the uniqueness of their special day. You can incorporate little pieces of you and your fiancé into your wedding to ensure it is one-of-a-kind and unique! Maybe it is a sketch of your French wedding venue on bespoke invitations. Or possibly a hint of Chinoiserie on the tablescapes to honor your cultural heritage! Maybe even consider a specific flower in your bouquet that represents your love story. These important details can make your wedding as personal and memorable as your relationship.

Planning a destination wedding in France can seem like an unattainable dream. We promise that you can make this dream become a reality! We are here every step of the way! From selecting the venue and vendors that are right for you to maintaining the exclusivity of a destination wedding. Planning for your French wedding can be a dream come true for you and your fiancé. Getting married to the love of your life in the most picturesque place in the world surrounded by those who love you most is possible. We are here to help make it happen.

If you loved this article, read more about our tips for planning a wedding in Paris! Or, visit our portfolio for more of our favorite destination weddings.

Images by Molly Carr, Kenzie Victory, and Mary Claire.

Written by Elle Rees for Rachael Ellen Events

Tips, Tips

Advice from a Destination Wedding Planner in France